We get the latest on the political crisis brewing in South Korea. President Park Geun-hye has offered to resign, but her opponents call the offer a political stunt. And Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel made clear he expects no change in the lives of Chicago’s immigrant population, even after President-elect Donald Trump’s anit-immigrant campaign rhetoric. We talk about how future U.S. immigration policy may affect Chicago. Plus, on Global Notes: Chicago’s Lira Ensemble, which has been performing Polish music and dance since 1965.
Sarah and Matt take a deep dive into what Trump’s cabinet picks say about how he will govern, with a particular focus on HHS Secretary-designate Tom Price. Also: an exciting white paper on recessions and health outcomes!
The battle over who will become President -elect Donald Trump’s Secretary of State has been a very public one, with some members of his transition team speaking out publicly about which candidates they oppose and support. We take a closer look at the candidates and the nomination process. Plus, on November 24, 1859, Charles Darwin published the “Origin of Species,” the first major book outlining theory of evolution. Historian John Schmidt shares how Darwin came up with his theses and how society reacted to it.
Jose Andres isn’t just a chef. He’s a force. All that talk of how DC is now a hot dining scene? Andrés deserves more than a bit of the credit. He’s popularized Spanish tapas through Jaleo, brought El Bulli-style molecular gastronomy to America through MiniBar, and racked up some Michelin stars and James Beard awards along the way.
Andrés has hosted television shows, taught courses on the science of cooking at Harvard, extended his restaurant empire to Las Vegas and South Beach, set up a nonprofit in Haiti, and launched a fast-casual chain focused on vegetables. He’s been named “Man of the Year” by GQ and one of the world’s 100 most influential people by Time.
I’ve know Andrés for a couple of years, and I’ve never met a better storyteller, or seen anyone who thinks harder about the component parts of creativity. We talk about that, as well as:
-What Andrés learned from his father
-Why the most important job when making paella is tending the fire
-Why cooking at home is important but not essential
-What he makes of Americans eating out of the house more than ever before
-Why we need to be pragmatic about sourcing food
-How he applies what he learned in the Spanish navy to his restaurants
-What he learned from Ferran Adrià, the founder of molecular gastronomy
-How he takes ideas from other disciplines and applies them in his kitchens
-How important hiring is to him and why immigration policy is so crucial to the American restaurant business
-Why his fast-casual restaurants called Beefsteak are nearly meatless
-How he’s managed to run an empire while remaining focused on the creative side
-What he thinks we might lose by eating synthetic food or silent
-The one dish he thinks people should learn to cook
Do you eat? Do you think? Then listen to this.
If Nothing Else, Old Macs Make Great Pottery
Apple has made some of the very best designed tech products in the world. But what better thing to do with your old junker Mac than turn it into a house for your plants?
November 23, 2016 at 06:30PM
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Xiaomi Mi Mix review-This is what the future of smartphones looks like
Smartphone design has stagnated. If you’re using Apple as a measuring stick for the industry, we’re going to have three years of iPhones that use an identical case design. But Xiaomi’s stunning Mi Mix might be the thing to push smartphones forward.
November 17, 2016 at 03:38PM
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An Email History of the 2001 iPod Launch
“Fifteen years ago, Apple introduced its music player. I had bigger things to worry about.”
October 28, 2016 at 05:06PM
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